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Free Health and Wellbeing MOT to celebrate Older People’s Day

[O]lder people in West Cumbria are being invited to attend a free health and wellbeing MOT as part of UK Older People’s Day (OPD).

Physiotherapists from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) have worked with colleagues across the Trust and third sector organisations to organise an event at Whitehaven Library to celebrate OPD. The event will include check-ups to measure individuals’ physical health and functional fitness and the results will be used to facilitate discussions around their personal needs and preferences to promote active aging.

Tracey Mifflin, Professional Lead Physiotherapist, at CPFT said: “We’re really excited about celebrating Older People’s Day and getting out in the community to encourage older people to think about their physical health and wellbeing. It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate the role and contribution of Allied Health Professionals and to join up with other teams and organisations to provide advice and support.”

Health checks and advice will also be available from other CPFT teams including Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetics, Podiatry and Memory Matters. Third sector organisations including The Carers Association, Citizens Advice, Age UK, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Fit for Life, Alzheimer’s Society and the library’s hearing aid service will all be on hand to provide further guidance and support.

OPD is a national initiative that celebrates the achievements and contributions older people make to our society and the economy. The event is taking place on Friday 30th September from 9.30am to 2.30pm and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to drop in for a check-up or advice, for themselves, a relative or friend.

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